1. Welcome to Oklahoma Shooters Association! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here.
  2. All members receive 3 free listings a month. Get unlimited listings for just $10 a year! Click here for all the info.

Suppressors

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by DavidMcMillan, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. BobbyV

    BobbyV Uh huh . . . sure

    Supporter
    Messages:
    2,704
    Likes Received:
    2,749
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Location:
    Logan County
    Rating
    100%
    There's an extremely knowledgeable group on Facebook (I know, stop laughing) called Form 1 Basics. They also have a forum. Lots of great info available about building your own suppressor.
     
    Oklahomabassin, O4L and DavidMcMillan like this.
  2. Catt57

    Catt57 Gill-Gun Guru

    Supporter
    Messages:
    3,908
    Likes Received:
    5,552
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2014
    Location:
    OKC/Bristow
    Rating
    100%
    Have to admit.. that took me a minute... :clap3:
     
    O4L and DavidMcMillan like this.
  3. JD8

    JD8 Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    23,241
    Likes Received:
    7,411
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Location:
    Tulsa
    Rating
    100%
    What caused me to want one in the first place? Giggle factor after shooting one nearly 15 years ago.

    Is it worth the time and expense. Yes. Objectively, as much as anything else relating to shooting is?

    I've never heard anyone buy one and call it a gimmick?

    Other reasons others give to buy one....

    Less Noise
    Less Flash
    Less recoil
    Higher Accuracy

    Highly recommend just getting a .22 suppressor for starters to see if you like it. Again, never heard anyone regret that purchase but that's just me.
     
  4. Oklahomabassin

    Oklahomabassin Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    19,759
    Likes Received:
    7,651
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Location:
    America!
    Rating
    100%
    Definitely not a gimmick. Enough reduction of noise that I try to avoid shooting with others that don't use a suppressor. Practicing with a suppressor vs without is much more comfortable.

    Hunting allows me to easily hear the impact on the game. Often times when trying to shoot multiples such as feral pigs, one can sometimes shoot the furthest pig and cause the pigs to run toward you instead of away.

    I hear lots of excuses: Doesn't really help, The wait, The cost.
    I believe cost is the only valid reason because obviously a suppressor is more of a luxury item than a necessity and food, housing and clothing are definitely more important.
    The wait... ha ha ha. How is that valid? You are avoiding (prolonging) the wait by not getting the process started. I think the real excuse is about the money and some are as tight lipped about the reason as they are with their wallet.
     
  5. MacFromOK

    MacFromOK Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    11,387
    Likes Received:
    10,706
    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Location:
    Southern Oklahoma
    Rating
    100%
    While I would kinda like to build one, I'm also a bit concerned about volunteering (and actually payin' $200) to get on a government list as a bona fide firearm owner.

    Yeah, yeah, I know... 4473s may turn out to be more/less a list anyway, but I'm guessin' tax stamp owners will still be at the top.

    Just another tinfoil hat rambling... :drunk2:
     
    xjer and DavidMcMillan like this.
  6. OKNewshawk

    OKNewshawk Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    2,173
    Likes Received:
    1,185
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    Rating
    100%
    Then you might want to reconsider. I saw on Guns and Gadgets earlier today that the Democrats are talking about raising the tax stamp fee to $300.

    Sent from my LGL722DL using Tapatalk
     
  7. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    71,891
    Likes Received:
    29,843
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Location:
    Ponca City Ok
    Rating
    100%
    I fought the notion of the $200 tax for years and finally put it behind me while waiting for the 6 month waiting period. Yeah it's not an official "waiting period", but that seems to be the minimum one has to wait to get a tube with baffles in it while one can get a lethal firearm in minutes.
     
    jackary likes this.
  8. PBramble

    PBramble I need TP

    Supporter
    Messages:
    739
    Likes Received:
    522
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Location:
    OK
    Rating
    100%
    If only all those gangsters of the prohibition era hadn't used them on their revolvers, we could still buy them in the local hardware store.
    Stupid .gov
     
    BobbyV and dennishoddy like this.
  9. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    71,891
    Likes Received:
    29,843
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Location:
    Ponca City Ok
    Rating
    100%
    The same suppressors we are paying $600 + for in the US are available for $150 on the shelf in Cape Town Africa, no paperwork required.
    I know several guys that have taken a safari buy one and then give it away before coming home.
    It appears we are getting screwed twice if that is true.
     
    BobbyV and Seadog like this.
  10. jackary

    jackary Marksman

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Location:
    Guthrie
    I will say I think there is way more innovation in the suppressors manufactured here in the states but we should definitely be able to buy one off a shelf and walk out with it the same day.
     

Share This Page